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My Battle with Depression
As my sisters, my boyfriend, my friends and my students rallied to help me cope with physical illness, my mind was being warped by something more insidious. Realizing that I would live the rest of my life as a disabled person, I started to wonder whether ...
In the Hands of G-d... I Am the Guardian of My Life... Life is Always Worth Living... Dealing with Pain and Suffering... Drafting a Living Will...
Did the people of Masada do the right thing? Isn't suicide a violation of the supreme commandment to cherish life? How did Masada become a story of Jewish 'heroism'?
When we kindle our Chanukah candles each year, the light that glows is the spirit of faith and determination of the Maccabees.
I am learning that G‑d has the power to save each of us; He literally saved my life.
How two young women began an awareness revolution, and what you need to know to help someone in trouble. Interview by Chana Weisberg with Ella Steinmetz, director of Cteen, Chabad of Sarasota; Leigh Hershkovich-Ioffe, safeTALK instructor and Creative Dire...
I recently saw a video about a fellow who tried to commit suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge.
Rabbi Steinsaltz states that suicide is not any more permissible than is murder. Tangentially, he argues that even if one were to disregard the question of whether a fetus possesses independent life, the fetus is considered a biological part of its mother...
Talmud Stories of Tragic Destruction
This class continues with further analysis of the meaning behind “the voice of Jacob vs. the hands of Esau”. Then a shocking story about a ship filled with hundreds of beautiful young Jewish girls and boys who chose self-inflicted death rather than lives ...
Following a suicide, everyone is looking for a reason, an excuse. Everyone wants to find something or someone to blame. Because when we have a label, it makes it so much easier to separate it from our lives or our responsibility...
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